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PSN issues are causing some PlayStation 4 owners grief

PSN issues are causing some PlayStation 4 owners grief

Sony's PlayStation Network is experiencing some issues, making it difficult for PlayStation 4 owners to launch their games and some other online features. The company says it is aware of the problem and has tasked its engineers with finding a solution. When that solution may arrive isn't clear. The disruption isn't affecting all aspects of the online PlayStation experience, though.

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Nintendo Switch just blew Sony and Microsoft out of the water (again)

Nintendo Switch just blew Sony and Microsoft out of the water (again)

It's no secret that the Nintendo Switch has been selling well since launch. It's a new console with a solid first party library and it can be purchased at a decent price - of course it's selling well. Today we're getting a better idea of just how well it's performing thanks to the folks at NPD Group, who are gearing up to deliver their games industry report for the month of October.

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Comcast Xfinity TV app will support Sony Android TVs in 2018

Comcast Xfinity TV app will support Sony Android TVs in 2018

Comcast's Xfinity TV customers with certain Sony Android TVs will soon be able to access the content directly through the television using the Xfinity TV Partner app. The new support will be arriving early next year to Sony Android TVs, marking the latest expansion of the Xfinity TV Partner Program. Through it, the service provider is bringing its Xfinity TV service to various smart televisions.

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PS VR DOOM VFR bundle brings headset, camera and game next month

PS VR DOOM VFR bundle brings headset, camera and game next month

Sony has taken the wraps off its new PlayStation VR DOOM VFR bundle, giving DOOM fans a new way to get in on the action in the most immersive way possible. The bundle, as its name indicates, gives buyers the PS VR, the console's virtual reality headset, the PS Camera, plus a copy of the DOOM VFR and a PS VR demo disc.

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Sony H3213 “Avenger” spotted on GFXbench with dual cameras

Sony H3213 “Avenger” spotted on GFXbench with dual cameras

Despite the strong trend of smartphones with dual cameras, there are still some major OEMs that refuse to give into the hype, including Google, HTC, and Sony. That, however, might soon be changing, with HTC practically teasing its return to dual cameras, which it had even before dual cameras became a thing. According to a GFXbench listing, Sony might also hop on board too, but not in the way you think. This so-called Sony H3213 “Avenger” is going to be a mid-range phone with two cameras on the front, not on the back.

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Black Friday 2017: All of the big gaming deals from Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft

Black Friday 2017: All of the big gaming deals from Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft

In about a week and a half, a ton of different companies and manufacturers across the US will be vying for your hard earned cash through tempting Black Friday deals. Black Friday and Cyber Monday have always been huge days for the gaming industry, so it should be no surprise that the big three - Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo - want in on the action. All three companies have announced their deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and we'll outline them here in this one guide.

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PS4 Black Friday sales include PSVR with biggest price cuts yet

PS4 Black Friday sales include PSVR with biggest price cuts yet

Don't look now, but we're a mere two weeks from that retail phenomenon known as Black Friday. As expected, companies have been detailing their planned Black Friday sales, and today Sony followed suit. The company announced some pretty significant discounts on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR, along with a sale on games offered through the PlayStation Store.

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Sony Xperia XZ Premium now available in stunning Red for the US

Sony Xperia XZ Premium now available in stunning Red for the US

With the arrival of new late 2017 flagships, it seems almost too easy to forget those that came a bit earlier. Especially when those early 2017 flagships aren’t as flashy as the new ones. As if to remind US buyers of just months old phones, Sony has somewhat silently made available a new Xperia XZ Premium variant in the US that is at least eye-catching in its color. Trying to somewhat buck the new trend of shiny glass backs and all-screen phones, Sony has added Red to its roster.

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Sony Android TVs finally get Google Assistant integration

Sony Android TVs finally get Google Assistant integration

Once upon a time, Google fans and believers dreamed of a day when they could buy a Google TV from an electronics store and enjoy the full breadth of Google services from the comfort of their couch. While that never exactly come to pass the way they expected it to, Google may have come up with something a bit better: Android TV. The “lean back” version of Android allowed Google to penetrate all kinds of entertainment devices, from multimedia boxes to full smart TVs, like these ones from Sony. And since they’re based on the same Android platform, they can also get similar features, like Google Assistant, which is now making its way to recent Sony Android TV models.

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PlayStation mobile app gets a face lift, loses Live feature

PlayStation mobile app gets a face lift, loses Live feature

The launch of the Razer Phone has put mobile gaming under the microscope again. It’s a large industry, definitely, but not all gaming giants are in on it. Surprisingly, Nintendo seems to now be one of its biggest proponents. Others, like Sony, are content to have smartphones simply tie into their consoles. But that doesn’t mean they’re leaving it at just that. Showing its PlayStation App some love, Sony has announced a revamped interface for the smartphone app while also noting a loss of one functionality.

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PlayStation VR is getting a new Skyrim VR bundle

PlayStation VR is getting a new Skyrim VR bundle

Bethesda's eagerness to port Skyrim to any and every platform has become something of a running joke among gamers, but one port many are actually excited for is Skyrim VR. More of a re-imagining than just a simple port, Skyrim VR takes the complete Skyrim experience and - what else? - brings it into the realm of virtual reality. Sony revealed today that Skyrim VR will serve as the pack-in game for a new PSVR bundle.

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PlayStation trophies you earn are now worth some cash

PlayStation trophies you earn are now worth some cash

For more than a decade now, we've had achievements tied to our games in one way or another. On PlayStation, achievements take the form of trophies, and up until today, there wasn't much reason to chase those aside from your own personal sense of accomplishment. Sony is making trophy hunting a lot more worthwhile today by assigning an actual monetary value to the ones you earn.

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